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sreenivasan has the story. our colleagues at wtiu in bloomington, indiana, contributed to this report. >> reporter: the snow fell overnight in henryville, indiana, leaving a blanket of white over the tornado wreckage of homes and cars and adding new misery to what's left of the town of 2,000 people. wanda was one of the survivors. >> it has hindered it quite a bit because there are lots of people who still need tarps on their roof. of course you can't get on the roof to do that. it's too dangerous. hopefully the sun is coming out now. i've already seen a lot of the snow starting to melt. hopefully through the, you know, through the day that maybe they'll be able to get more things done. we just continue to, you know, pick things up. make sure that everybody has their most urgent needs met, make sure if we can get electric and water and those kinds of basics supplies to people so that they can stay in their houses because some people are not going to leave their homes. >> the tornado that hit henryville on friday was the worst of a deadly day whipping into the towns with winds of 175 m
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: two indiana towns were heavily damaged today as a powerful wave of violent weather moved from the gulf coast to the great lakes. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> suarez: and i'm ray suarez. on the newshour tonight, we get an update on the situation from meteorologist gregg carbin with the national weather service storm prediction center. >> brown: then, we get the latest on the syrian situation, and hear from wounded british photographer paul conroy, who was smuggled out earlier this week. >> suarez: and we also talk with turkey's ambassador to the united states about the international response to the humanitarian crisis on its doorstep. >> brown: plus, margaret warner reports from moscow on the upcoming elections as valdimir putin seeks to regain the presidency. >> suarez: and mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technolo
's just wrong about the data. in fact, the data from states like georgia, like indiana which have had photo id laws in place now for more than six years shows that it does not suppress the vote. in fact, the turn out of african americans and hispanics for example in georgia went up significantly in the state and the two federal elections held since then. in the lawsuits filed by organizations like the naacp and others against the georgia and indiana laws. those lawsuits were thrown out because the courts found they were run not discriminatory, and two because the plaintiffs couldn't produce anyone who would be unable to vote because of these voter id laws. >> ifill: pardon me. let me ask about this. what is the problem that these new laws are attempting to fix. >> they prevent a series of things. for example, impersonation fraud at the polls. voting under fictitious voter registration names or people who already died. voting by illegal aliens, and there's been plenty of cases of people registering and voting. also, they can deter individuals from voting who are registered in more tha
the agreement are new york, pennsylvania, michigan, illinois, and minnesota. indiana, ohio, and wisconsin declined for now, but could join the partnership later on. right now, there are no offshore wind turbines in the lakes. opponents contend they would ruin views, lower property values, and hurt birds and fish. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: and we turn to a pledge to improve working conditions at one of apple's major suppliers in china. as apple surged toward its status as the world's most valuable company, the calls for it to account for how its wildly popular ipads and iphones are made have grown. last month, the california-based firm announced it had asked the fair labor association, a monitoring group, to investigate foxconn, apple's main contract manufacturer in china. foxconn works for dozens of other firms, too. altogether, it produces some 40% of the world's electronics, with a workforce of 1.2 million. in a report about foxconn released yesterday, the f.l.a. cited excessive overtime, exceeding 60 hours a week, and problems with overtime
"brothers and me," which is in part about the shooting death of her brother by police in gary, indiana. she's a former syndicated columnist for the "washington post." and, florida state representative dennis baxley is a republican legislator who co- authored that state's so-called "stand your ground law." he joins us from orlando. ta-nehisi coates, i'll start with you. there's been a lot of calls for the police chief to step down, he's done that at least temporarily now. what's your reaction? >> i think it's a good first step. i think over the long term we'll have to see how much it actually means for the investigation. i think what's important is that people were not simply calling for him to step down just because there has not been an arrest. people were calling for him to step down because they were vastly and, in my opinion, legitimately displeased with how this investigation took place. it was just a very shoddy job and i think this is about the absolute least that could be done so far. >> suarez: dennis backsly, what's your reaction to the latest development? >> well, i think somethi
in henryville, indiana, from public media station wfyi in indianapolis. all that and more is on our web site, newshourpbs.org. >> suarez: and again to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the iraq and afghanistan conflicts. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are nine more. >> suarez: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll look at the second of miles o'brien's reports from fukushima, where he examines the efforts to decontaminate the land around the power plant. i'm ray suarez. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and wit
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